Table 1 : Results of different technique used for diagnosis of ovum picking in 50 fertile cases and 50 (18.3%) of
cases of unexplained infertility recorded among 273 infertile cases.


Methods Laparoscopy
and laparotomy
Combined
techniques
Ovarian
sonography
Selective
salpingography

Findings        

Fimbrial end accessible*        

Fertile cases 49 (98%) 45 (90%) 5 (10%) 4 (8%)
Infertile cases 27 (54%) 26 (52%) 4 (8%) 3 (6%)

Fimbrial end not accessible to ovulation site**        

Fertile cases 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 5 (10%) 2 (4%)
Infertile cases 23 (46%) 21 (42%) 4 (8%) 4 (8%)

Finding cannot be identified        

Fertile cases 0 (0%) 4 (8%) 40 (80%) 44 (88%)
Infertile cases 0 (0%) 3 (6%) 42 (84%) 43 (86%)

*Significant high figures recorded by the combined techniques compared to figures recorded by other techniques (P<0.05).
**Significant high figure of failed ovum picking in the infertile cases compared to that recorded in the fertile cases (P<0.005).

Thabet et al.Gynecology  2014 2:2DOI : 10.7243/2052-6210-2-2